Ear, Nose & Throat Conditions
Any condition that affects your sinuses, neck, face, voice, ears or hearing should be taken seriously, as it can have a lasting impact on how you interact with the world around you.
Visit one of our ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists or otolaryngologists at a Ballad Health facility in the Appalachian Highlands to ensure you're staying healthy or developing a care plan to treat a chronic condition.
ENT tests and screenings
If you have symptoms of an ear, nose or throat condition, your doctor may ask you to get one or more of these tests:
- Electronystagmography (ENG) to record eye movement, testing your body's balance system
- Hearing tests and hearing aid exams to check how well you hear and what hearing aids might help you
- Nasal endoscopy, which uses a small tube and camera to look at the inside of your nose
Areas of Care
Conditions We Treat
- Balance disorders
- Deviated septum
- Ear infections
- Face injuries
- Hearing difficulty
- Loss of smell
- Sinusitis (swollen nasal passages)
- Swallowing disorders
- Thyroid lumps
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Tonsillitis (swollen tonsils)
- Vocal cord disorders
What to expect
ENT treatments and services
Choose Ballad Health for expert care when you need an ear, nose and throat procedure or treatment.
- Abcess incision and drainage – Releases pus built up under the skin
- Abenoidectomy and tonsillectomy – Treating breathing problems or frequent throat or ear infections by removing the glands in the roof of the mouth or tonsils
- Balloon sinusplasty – Inflates tiny balloons in your sinus passages to relieve long-lasting nasal congestion and pain
- Ear tube placement – Allows fluid to flow out of the middle ear to help prevent ear infections
- Endoscopic stapling – Treats trouble swallowing, also known as Zenker's diverticulum
- Septoplasty – Straightens the wall between your nostrils
- Skin lesion removal and reconstruction – Removal of lumps, moles, cysts and other small skin growths, repairing the skin afterward
- Thyroidectomy – Removes all or part of your thyroid gland to treat cancer or another thyroid condition
- Tracheostomy care – Maintaining the hole made in your neck during a tracheostomy
- Voice restoration surgery – Uses a small device to help you communicate if your vocal cords have been removed
Image-guided sinus surgery
During sinus surgery, your surgeon may use technology that displays a picture of the inside of your sinuses.
This allows the surgeon to see exactly where surgical tools are needed, helping you get the best outcome from your procedure.
For some minimally invasive surgeries on your mouth or throat, your surgeon may utilize advanced robotic technology that moves more steadily and precisely than human hands.
Robotic-assisted surgery leads to a faster recovery time, lower rates for surgical complications or infections and minimal pain from surgery.
Your surgeon may also use a special nerve monitoring system that helps protect your health during treatment.